Payment Methods Quick Reference
Online Payment Methods
Payments can be made online in PittPAY by students or their Authorized Users, using an eCheck (electronic check), credit or debit card. Once you receive your receipt in PittPAY, you can check the updated balance on the Account Summary and Account Activity tabs.
eCheck is an electronic deduction from a personal U.S. checking account. Payments made in PittPAY by eCheck are offered at no charge to you. You will need the routing and account number from a personal U.S. checking account to process an eCheck payment online.
Credit or Debit Card
While the University does not accept credit or debit card payments directly, we have arranged for a third-party vendor to accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa online in PittPAY. Note: you will be charged a non-refundable service fee of 2.75% by the vendor each time you use a credit or debit card to process a payment in PittPAY. This fee will be in addition to tuition, fee, room, and meal plan charges. If you are planning to use a debit card linked to a U.S. checking account, consider using the eCheck payment method instead to avoid the 2.75% service fee charged for all debit and credit card transactions in PittPAY. We are unable to process credit or debit card payments by phone or in person, only online.
Payments by Mail
Log into PittPAY and select the Account Activity tab. Find the box that displays the activity for term you need. Click “Print Term Statement” on the blue bar at the top of that term to generate a PDF statement. Mail your check, together with the Remittance Form at the bottom of the statement, to the address on the Remittance Form. Include the student ID number on the memo line of your check and mail your payment at least seven days prior to the due date to avoid a late fee.
If you do not have the ability to print a Term Statement from the Account Activity tab, you can mail your check without one to the address below. However, it is extremely important to include the student's full name and 7 digit student ID on the check and mail it to:
University of Pittsburgh
P.O Box 643092
Pittsburgh PA 15264-3092
Payments in Person
We do not accept cash or make change. Check or money orders are accepted in person. When our office is not open, check or money orders can be inserted in the Drop Box next to our office at G-9 Thackeray Hall and will be posted to the student account the next day we are in the office. Be sure to include the student’s full name and seven-digit student ID with Drop Box payments.
Paying in Installments
You may pay your account balance in full by the due date, or you may elect to make payment in installments instead by enrolling in a PittPAY Payment Plan.
International Payments must be registered on our international payment portal (powered by Flywire) to ensure the best exchange rates and a secure portal that students and the University can use to track your payment and make sure it is posted directly to your account when the University receives it. Note, Flywire is the only vendor authorized by the University of Pittsburgh to facilitate international payments to students’ accounts. Students should not make payments through other third party vendors or via direct wires to the University. Learn more about International Payments to your student account.
Payment Due Dates
The due date is always the 17th of the month. Student and Authorized Users will be notified by email when there are unpaid charges on the student account. The payment due date is displayed in PittPAY on the Account Summary and Account Activity screens. Payment must be received by the due date to avoid the assessment of a $50 late payment fee.
|Academic Term||If you are registered for classes:||To avoid a late fee, pay in full by:|
|Fall||By first billing date||August 17|
|Between July 20 and Next Billing Date||September 17|
|Between Bill Date and next bill date||October 17|
|Spring||Between Bill Date and next bill date||December 17|
|Between Bill Date and next bill date||January 17|
|Between Bill Date and next bill date||February 17|
|Summer||Between Bill Date and next bill date||May 17|
|Between Bill Date and next bill date||June 17|
|Between Bill Date and next bill date||July 17|